Hornet News-September 2021

Shannondale Elementary

Welcome Back!

Welcome back Hornets! We hope you all had a nice fun summer and are enjoying the first new weeks of school! The entire staff has been busy preparing for your return and are excited that this year is off and running!

You will receive a newsletter each month during the school year. We hope it is going to be a good way to keep everyone updated on what is going on at Shannondale. We will also post a copy to our Shannondale Facebook page.

Students, let's make sure we are ALL doing our part as Hornets to be Respectful & Kind, Responsible and Safe--always following Mrs. Rupeka, Mrs. DeFreese, and our teachers' directions. Also remember, an important thing we can do whether at school or at home is to keep those hands washed! That's an easy way to make sure we all are staying healthy!

We look forward to having a wonderful year with all of you. If you have any questions we are here to help. We are thrilled you are a part of Shannondale Elementary School!

Welcome New Hornets!

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Shannondale Coupon Book Kick-Off

We are pleased to announce this year’s Knox County Schools Coupon Book campaign will launch on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. The Coupon Book fundraiser is the school district’s biggest – raising more than $1 million dollars last year – and we couldn’t do it without your support!

This year’s Coupon Book features several new merchants, in addition to our partners who continue to return year after year. We are very thankful for all of the businesses in Knox and Sevier counties that have committed to giving back to our students, teachers and schools.

After more than three decades, the Coupon Book remains a great deal at only $10. For every book sold, the majority of sales stays at our school – an amazing gift that directly benefits your student. Payments can be made through the School Cash Online app.

Our goal for 2021 is to sell 2600 or more Coupon Books. If we succeed in this effort, the money will be used as follows:

· Technology

· Literacy Materials

· Instructional Supplies

· Student Incentives

School Fees

Please don't forget to pay for your child's school fees. To make things easier you can pay online. Just click on the link below to get started.


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Please Join the PTO!

Please consider joining the PTO at Shannondale. It is a great way to become involved! Shannondale PTO is the best around! Membership drive is through Sept. 10th, ONLY $5 to join.

Here are this year's parent officers:

Samantha & Chris Hurst (Co-Presidents)

Elizabeth Smith and Meryl Debord (Vice Presidents)

Harvey Elkins (Treasurer)

Wendy Hansard (Secretary)

Kim Harris (Member at large)

Christy Cregger (PTO Liaison for Foundation)

Please consider becoming a classroom volunteer, there is still a need. Thanks!

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Shannondale Elementary Foundation

We would like to thank and welcome the following Shannondale school family to the Foundation Board this year:

  • Kevin Cole (President)
  • Holly Warwick
  • Heather Hebert
  • Heather Lee
  • Noelle Warwick
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Thank you for all you do!


This year has brought bright new beginnings yet with that, some challenges.

Thank you Hornet family for showing such grace and understanding as we all adjust to the expectations set forth by the district. Please know that we appreciate each and every one of you and we are in this together--

We Got This!